Panaji: Goa Anti-Terror Squad have detained a suspected IS sympathizer at the Vasco railway station.
The 45-year old man, whose name was not released by police, was picked up on Monday night from the railway station, 35 km from Panaji, after railway authorities reported his suspicious movements to police.
According to reports, central intelligence officials have also been roped in to quiz the detainee who is being kept at a secure location.
The man's detention comes at a time when a section of the national media, quoting sources in the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on Tuesday, said a man named Khalid Ahmed Ali Nawazuddin alias Rizwan had planned terror strikes in Goa targeting foreign tourists and defence installations.
“Every effort is being made by Goa Police to keep the state safe,” Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg said in a statement.
"We are investigating every clue we come across. No effort is being spared to keep the state and its people safe," he added.
(With agency inputs)